Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Location: Indiana, Pennsylvania
Website: http://www.iup.edu
Type: Public
Federal Circuit: 3rd Circuit

Speech Code Rating

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has been given the speech code rating Red. A red light university has at least one policy that both clearly and substantially restricts freedom of speech. Read more here.

  • Pennsylvania House of Representatives Select Committee on Student Academic Freedom

    September 19, 2005

    The Pennsylvania House of Representatives brought together a committee to examine allegations that Pennsylvania’s public universities were plagued by liberal ideology and indoctrination. David A. French, at the time president of FIRE, served as a legal adviser to the panel. FIRE released FIRE Report on the First Amendment Responsibilities of Pennsylvania State-Funded Colleges and Universities, explaining that Pennsylvania universities are bound to follow the strictures of the U.S. and Pennsylvania Constitutions, notably to respect the expressive rights of students and faculty members, to protect religious liberty on campus, and to protect freedom of conscience on campus.

    » Read More

Red Light Policies

  • Choices & Changes, A Guide to Residential Living: Technology Civility 11-12

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies

    Civility

    Communicate respectfully and civilly and promote a diverse, tolerant, and open environment

    * do not display offensive materials, child pornography, or sexually oriented web pages or graphics
    * do not use words to embarrass, intimidate, threaten, harass, or create a hostile, offensive environment

    » Read More


Yellow Light Policies
  • The Source: Acceptable Use Policy 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies

    Users are expected to use good judgment and exercise civility at all times when utilizing IT resources, and respect the large, diverse community utilizing theses resources in a shared manner. … Prohibited uses of IT resources … Use of IT resources to transmit abusive, threatening, or harassing material or other communications prohibited by law.

    » Read More

  • Choices & Changes, A Guide to Residential Living: Posting Signs and Information 11-12

    Speech Code Category: Posting Policies

    All posters and flyers must be registered with your residence director or his/her designee before they can be posted on a designated bulletin board/wall. Signs that incite violence or contain obscenities, defamatory speech, threats or promote the use and/or abuse of alcohol and/or other drugs will not be registered.

    » Read More

  • Office of Social Equity and Civic Engagement: Sexual Harassment Policy – Definition 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies

    Sexual harassment consists of the following: … Such conduct that is sufficiently severe or pervasive as to have the effect of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work or educational environment that substantially interferes with work or educational performance, or negatively affects an individual’s employment or educational opportunities. … Sexual harassment complaints will be reviewed from a standard of a “reasonable person” of the same sex of the complainant.

    » Read More

  • The Source: Scheduling University Facilities 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies

    The university may require security services at any extracurricular event at the expense of the sponsor.

    » Read More


Green Light Policies
This school does not have any media coverage at this time.
  • Speech Codes of the Year: 2005

    December 29, 2005

    An outrageous number of colleges and universities severely restrict their students’ expressive rights—so many that researching and analyzing these restrictions is my full-time job. As 2005 draws to a close, I would like to highlight just a few of the particularly outrageous (but, sadly, quite common) restrictions that I found in the course of my research this year. These institutions should be ashamed of themselves. Stevens Institute of Technology provides students with a laundry list of behaviors that constitute sexual harassment, including “sexist jokes,” “comments regarding a person’s attire,” “displaying or discussing materials pertaining to males or females in a […]

    » Read More
  • A new wave of PC on campus

    December 12, 2005

    ALAN TEMES, an assistant professor of health and physical education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, was getting good reviews on the job until his politics became an issue. Temes, who opposes the war in Iraq, began posting updates of the body count of US soldiers and Iraqi civilians on a bulletin board near his office. Last April, department chair Elaine Blair e-mailed Temes advising him to stop posting the notices. Then, Temes claims in a lawsuit, she warned him that continued antiwar protests would hurt his chances of getting tenure. Later, he was denied tenure, despite apparently meeting the qualifications […]

    » Read More